SAN ANTONIO — Could the San Antonio Spurs be without head coach Gregg Popovich on the sidelines next season?
Popovich is currently on the last year of an extension he signed in 2014 and according to him, he is unsure if he'll return next season.
In an article from New York Times' Marc Stein, Popovich made it clear he doesn't know if he'll be coming back once the 2018-19 season is done.
“I don’t know the answer,” Popovich said when asked about his plans for next season in an interview Wednesday night after the Spurs’ 105-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Popovich is currently 70-years old and still has head coaching duties on the horizon with Team USA at the 2020 Olympics.
Should he retire, Popovich will arguably go down in NBA history as the greatest ever. He has guided the Spurs to five NBA titles, kept the team in the playoffs for 21 straight seasons, and currently is third in all-time NBA coaching wins.
Popovich was at the helm during the Spurs' "Big 3" era but with Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili retired and Tony Parker now in Charlotte, and nothing more to prove his Basketball Hall of Fame worthiness, should he retire from the NBA it will close one of the best chapters in Spurs' history.